SIKESTON -- A Morehouse resident sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident in Scott County early Sunday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:34 a.m. an accident occurred on Missouri Highway 114, a quarter of a mile west of Sikeston, as motorist Rickey H. Cochran Jr., 19, of Dexter swerved to avoid a pedestrian in the roadway. Cochran lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.
Cochran was seriously injured and air evacuated to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. His passenger, David L. McBee, 18, of Morehouse was pronounced dead at 4:06 a.m. by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.